Fly to Brussels

Small city, world-class attitude

Brussels is the epicentre of the European Union, a hotbed of political decision making – but most visitors focus their decisions on thoroughly enjoying a city alive year-round with wonderful things to see and do. The must-see is the Grand Place, a square so opulent it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The storybook architecture of the guild halls around the cobblestone square formed, once upon a time, the centre of activity for the city’s merchants. Your day’s business though might comprise sitting at one of the many cafes, taking in the surroundings and just letting the Brusseleers do their thing.

Explore Brussels

Explore Brussels and you’ll find magnificent parks, comic-strip murals aplenty (you’re in the homeland of Herge’s Tintin, famous cartoon boy detective extraordinaire), sensational Art Nouveau architecture (visit the Victor Horta museum), the open-air markets of Flagey and Châtelain, and the Musees Royale. And you mustn’t miss the famous Atomium, the quirky construction of nine spherical exhibition rooms arranged like a gigantic iron crystal.

If all that culture has inspired thirst and hunger, then don’t miss Brussels’ legendary frites, waffles, chocolate and beer – tasting tours of the latter go down splendidly. Or take a table at any of the many exceptional restaurants that adorn the city, in styles local and cosmopolitan alike (top politicians and diplomats do like to eat well). Fly to Brussels, discover one of Europe’s treasures.

3 Frite-astic Reasons to Fly to Brussels

  • The Grand Place Square

  • Fabulous parks

  • Savouring beer, frites and chocolate

 

The Horta Museum

The Horta Museum is located in the private house and studio of Art Nouveau genius Victor Horta.
Built between 1898 and 1901, the two buildings are typical of Art Nouveau at its height. The interior decoration has largely been retained, the mosaics, stained glass, and wall decorations forming a harmonious and elegant whole, down to the last detail.

Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders and Christmas market runs from the end of November into January in the centre of Brussels. The event, with over 200 chalets, ice rink and fairground, takes place before and during the Christmas holidays, at the Grand-Place in Brussels and around the Bourse, the Place de la Monnaie, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons.

 

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